What are the best Brazilian films of all time?

May 23, 2013

Sounds & Colours are currently working hard on a new Brazil project (more info here) and want to know their readers favourite Brazilian films of all-time are. They are putting together a list featuring some of our favourites and other acknowledged classics of Brazilian cinema such as City Of God, Black God White Devil and Central do Brasil Get voting!

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Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band at BFI, London

May 23, 2013

Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band screening + Q&A with Dan Forrer The amazing story behind the creation of one of the most influential albums in popular music. Set against the backdrop of social and political turbulence in the USA of the late 1960s, Sample This tells the amazing story of the creation of one of the most...

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Tropicalia UK Cinema screening dates

May 15, 2013

  Confirmed UK cinema screening dates for Marcelo Machado's 'Tropicalia' film: 7th July - Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London 7th July - Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, Stepney Bank, Newcastle 8th July - Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St  London 7-10th July - Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Ave, London 13th July - The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St, Dublin 29th July - Woman Festival, Charlton Park,...

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Roger Ebert by Sudarshan Ramani

May 07, 2013

For the last few years Mr Sudarshan Ramani has been writing director biographies and synopsis for our film titles.  He recently found time to write a piece on the legendary American film critic Roger Ebert who sadly passed away in April of this year. In his life Roger Ebert achieved a level of fame and visibility greater than any writer on film...

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Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE on Kozintsev's 'Hamlet'

Apr 30, 2013

Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre very kindly recalls for us the first time he saw Kozintsev's 'Hamlet': I can remember vividly the day I saw the powerful 1964 film of Hamlet by Grigori Kozintsev -- twice. I was a 13-year old in a suburb of Manchester, keen on Shakespeare in a rather English sort of way....

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Hamlet featured in A Celebration of 100 Years of the Critics’ Circle

Apr 26, 2013

We released Kozintsev's 'Hamlet' in 2012 and are delighted to hear that the film has been included in 'Critics’ Circle' centenary celebrations at the Barbican in London. The oldest organisation of its kind in the world, the Critics’ Circle – a professional association of critics of cinema, drama, art, architecture, music and dance – is 100 in 2013. To celebrate, we have...

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Wild Style Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Mar 20, 2013

The film Wild Style was theatrically released in cinemas 30 years ago today. Directed by Charlie Ahearn, Wild Style tells the story of a young graffiti artist Zorro (played by real life tagger Lee Quiñones) looking to establish himself as the top graffiti artist in New York while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend. The film captures much of the early hip-hop culture at...

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Neglected gems of French Cinema - Part Two

Mar 13, 2013

Another fantastic post from our resident film buff Arjun Chauhan, following up his first selection of neglected gems of French Cinema.  Le Deuxième Souffle (1966) (Second Breath) - Jean-Pierre Melville   A decade after 'Bob le Flambeur' Melville takes a 'Second Breath'. France is not the same and nor is its criminal underworld. This is about Gustave 'Gu' Minda (Lino...

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Pier Paolo Pasolini: No saint

Feb 25, 2013

Ian Thomson's article, published in this weekend's The Guardian: Champion of the disinherited of postwar Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini's masterworks reveal an obsession with martyrdom that foreshadowed his own wretched death. At the end of Mamma Roma (1962) [released on Mr Bongo], Pier Paolo Pasolini's great film, the hero lies dying on a prison bed like the dead Christ of Mantegna or a barefoot saint by Caravaggio....

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Neglected gems of French Cinema - Part One

Feb 05, 2013

"There's more to French films than the New Wave and 'Cinéma de papa'" says our resident film buff Arjun Chauhan: Nous Ne Vieillirons Pas Ensemble (1972) (We Won't Grow Old Together) - Maurice Pialat Pialat's slow-burn, heart-wrenching showing of how an insecure man loses his girl, bit by bit by bit, as she finally sets free. And then you almost...

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